At this week's Workplace Benefits Renaissance in Atlantic City, much buzz surrounded the changing industry landscape under the ACA, with most people agreeing benefit advisers looking to stake their claim on this new terrain need to focus less on brokering to confused employers and more on advising them.
Employers looking to increase productivity should encourage employees to use their paid time off, an Oxford Economics study released Thursday suggests.
Looking for a new way to expand your client base? Estate planning specialist Kris Miller offers five tips on how to jump start your public speaking efforts and use them to prospect clients.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) has changed the way your clients manage their employees disability leaves. The Standard has found five mistakes employers may make when considering ADAAA accommodations.
This group wants to be mentored, amongst other things, according to a speaker at TD Ameritrade Institutionals national conference in Orlando.
Financial Fitness surveyed nearly 24,000 employees to evaluate how the different generations are faring with retirement planning and expense management
Employers should already be focusing on getting ready for 2015 and its an advisers job to tell them this. The play-or-pay penalties will be enforced next January. Benefits lawyer Peter Marathas, of the firm Proskauer Rose and its Health Care Reform Task Force team, says there are three areas advisers need to sit down to prepare their clients for today. [Images: Fotolia]
Our brethren on the direct pay side of compensation and benefits preach total rewards to their clients and employers seem to lap it up. Employee benefit advisers would serve themselves and their customers well to do the same. Are you selling insurance products and services with a total rewards wrapper?
As you read this article, the various notices for the 2014 plan year are freshly mailed. It is now time for plan sponsors and their advisers to sit down and review what worked in 2013 and what improvements can be made for 2014.
Over the last 15 years, Daymark Advisors has worked with hundreds of benefits professionals and voluntary benefits firms across the nation. We've observed that some of the most successful practices create strategic plans for their clients. These observations are consistent across all types of firms and goals. The very best advisers are highly consultative and strategic in their approach to client engagement.
Wellness is not just about fitness or smoking cessation anymore.
Smoking cessation programs offer insight to the real issues affecting health contingent programs.
The executive benefits market is off and running again after the economic downturn.
Flexible spending account advocates expect most employers to embrace rollover provision.
More than a million worksites could be affected if the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration changes who submits work-related injury data and how, but is this just another example of regulation by shaming? Meanwhile, OSHA has led the charge attacking employer safety plans which measure their success based on this same injury data.